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Another Great Weekend at Barrie Live Music!!

Canada’s Top Mayor Award, initiated by area resident Dawn Mucci and Barrie Live Music, with Jake and Jorden Mathias are just doing an incredible job raising money for the Barrie Food Bank! 

Each week it seems, the Line up of very talented artists just keep getting better!

Counting on Your Incredible Support!

Dawn Mucci and the staff at the Barrie food Bank

We ask everyone to join in and listen to the talent – giving what they can to assist with the cause of the month –

The Barrie Food Bank.

And the Lineup for this Weekend Is.....

Starting tonight!

From top left to right: Megan Anne Baille, Adam Chow, Madison Mueller, Katherine Chabot

Thursday

6 pm  Megan Anne Baille

7 pm  Adam Chow

8 pm  Madison Mueller

9 pm  Katherine Chabot

Jonni X
Lloyd S

Friday

7 pm  Lucas Redwood

8 pm  Lloyd S.

9:30pm JonniX

A One Way Ticket
Rob Laidlaw

Saturday

8 pm  A One Way Ticket with Jake Mathias and the boys!

9 pm  Rob Laidlaw

With Everyone's Help - We Can Do This!

What a fantastic weekend this will be!! 

Help these great groups make it to their goal this month!

Exciting

Another Way to Donate!

Check out the links to the Legacy Episodes of Bring Your ‘Eh Game!!

EP 1.  https://youtu.be/to2mTins5B8

EP 2.  https://youtu.be/G19JheC0Dk0

EP 3.  https://youtu.be/jl8OX4uleuU

EP 4.  https://youtu.be/xs7lcdXshZ0

Great Family Trivia Fun!

 

Written by: Jane Laker

The Force Is Strong At Gilda’s Club

The Force Is Strong At Gilda’s Club

Auction of Collectible Items Inspired By a Galaxy Far, Far Away Supports Cancer Programs At Gilda’s

NEWS RELEASE
GILDA’S CLUB SIMCOE MUSKOKA
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Star Wars has impacted generations since it first hit the big screen in 1977 and Gilda’s Club is celebrating with a huge auction of collectible, limited-edition and other memorabilia from a private collection.

This impressive lot includes a “Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike” sculpture by Sideshow Collectibles. This limited-edition sculpture (#606/1,500) is predicted to fetch between $3,000 and $4,500. Over 200 pieces are valued at over $250, with many items increasing in value since appraisal in late 2019.

Browse through all 1,059 objects and place your bid on the Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka auction website now. Sale will conclude on May 4, 2021 and 100 per cent of proceeds are directed to our FREE Cancer Support Program.

Auction Site link direct: https://givergy.ca/gildasclubsm/?controller=home

About Gilda’s Club:

Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer, family members and friends of those diagnosed, children, and people who have lost someone to cancer. Our evidence-based programming includes support groups, healthy lifestyle workshops, mind-body classes, social activities, educational lectures and community resource information.

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‘The 24hr Window’ a Raise-a-thon for Recovery

‘The 24hr Window’ a Raise-a-thon for Recovery

The 705 Recovery Community Centre in downtown Barrie has been providing abstinence-based programming as a solution to addiction for over 200 people per week but is on the verge of closing the doors.

The 705 Recovery Community Centre is a non-profit organization located at 56 Dunlop St W that supports abstinence-based recovery* programs as a solution option to addiction and alcoholism. It offers a space for 12 step meetings of all kinds, counselling and therapy as well as events, education, training and support.

Executive Director Bill Zane says “We opened the center during the pandemic. Every place that held 12 step meetings was closed because of public health measures. Addicts and alcoholics need meetings and fellowship to survive.”

On May 8th , 2021 The 705 Recovery Community Centre will host a fundraising event called ‘The 24hr Window: a raise-a-thon for recovery’. Four people will spend 24 hours in the four windows of The 705 Recovery Community Centre storefront at 56 Dunlop St W. The event will raise awareness and funds to help keep the doors open.


“This event highlights the isolation factor involved in addiction. Public health protocols force people suffering with addiction into isolation. That’s a bad place to be. Overdose deaths are at all time highs across Canada. The 705 Recovery Community Centre needs to stay open, or people will die.” says Public Relations and Fundraising Manager Christine Gordon.

Jorden Mathias of Barrie’s Live Music Show and a participant of the event says “The 705 has been a life saver. Yeah, there’s Zoom and online meetings which help, but we need in person meetings to connect with each other. The 705 offers that for like-minded people.”

More information on the 24hr Window a Raise-a-thon for Recovery as well as a list of all meetings and events can be found at www.the705barrie.com.

Free Virtual Concert In Support of Alzheimer Society

Free Virtual Concert In Support of Alzheimer Society

NEWS RELEASE
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF SIMCOE COUNTY
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The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County is proud to announce Tunes n’ Treats, a livestream concert presented by IG Wealth Management on April 23 in support of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, featuring local talent B. Knox, Sam Johnston and Whisky River.

The live zoom event will celebrate participants, create awareness and share how you can walk 10,006 steps for 10,006 people living with dementia in Simcoe County.

“The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County’s biggest fundraiser of the year and is essential to the ongoing delivery of programs and services,” says CEO Debbie Islam.

The virtual event will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. and admission is free. For additional information about the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s and to register for Tunes n’ Treats click here. The first 100 Simcoe County residents to register who are 19 years of age or older will receive a VIP bag with local treats and a farm-to-glass experience from Quayle’s Brewery.

“The awareness created by events like this one and the funds raised through the walk are even more important this year as we continue to provide virtual education, support services, and social programs to persons living with dementia, and care partners to minimize the impact of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Islam.

For information and to register visit here.

More about the Tunes n’ Treats performers:

B. Knox
Releasing a debut album during the height of a worldwide pandemic was not what former kindergarten teacher B.Knox had in mind when he set out: admitting laughingly, “if misery loves company, I think this is the kind of record that might connect us all during such an uncertain time.” Receiving critical acclaim from AmericanaUK, Folk RadioUK, RnR Magazine, and radio play from SiriusXM, Starbucks, and CBC, Knox’s prediction may not be far off the mark, at least from a critical and commercial perspective.

Born in St. John’s, Nfld., Knox’s connection to the East Coast is apparent in his song writing and phrasing, shaped and smoothed like ocean stones. Weaving songs out of the stories and places that surround him, Knox’s aptly titled album, Heartbreak & Landscape, is that exact mix of what he describes as his “two main wells of inspiration.”

With the release of a live EP to end 2020, and currently recording his sophomore album, it is safe to say Knox is not resting on his laurels.

And Barry was the first ever guest on Uncover The Music!

Sam Johnston
Sam Johnston is a singer-songwriter from Orillia, Ont. Her blues and folk roots are audible in her guitar playing, which is accompanied by her raspy voice and subtly gloomy lyrics. She attends the Community Music program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her first EP, Sad to Say was released to all major platforms in the summer of 2020.

Whisky River
Whisky River is a group of four “mature” aged gentlemen, who come from a wide variety of musical experiences. They have written and recorded much music, both separately and in collaboration with each other. Their sound crosses many borders, from rock to folk and a wee bit of country. The vibe of the band is having a good time and listening to good, well played music. Music which has something to say. Since entering the Live and Original showcase in Collingwood, they have enjoyed playing at several venues throughout the region.

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Spread The Cheer Before Year’s End

Spread The Cheer Before Year's End

CONNECT WITH LOCAL CHARITIES BEFORE 2021

The last week before Xmas is always a mad scramble. And it’s easy to get caught up in the last minute shopping craze! Before you do finish off your lists for 2020, take a moment to look at some of the local causes and charities that still need support. If you can, contribute! Even a small contribution can make a difference, especially this year.

Spread The Cheer Before Year’s End

SHANE’S FUNDRAISER

One of Barrie’s finest citizens, manager of the Unity Cafe and market, and fantastically talented musician Shane L.S. Dennis is spending the 7 nights leading up to Christmas to raise awareness of local charities and shelters. You can support Shane by making monetary contributions to one of the shelters or causes.

CHRISTMAS CHEER

This year Xmas Cheer has switched to strictly monetary donations, and their goal of $250,000 is still a bit out of reach. They are taking contributions until Xmas eve.

BARRIE FOOD BANK

Like many charities this year, the Food bank switched to a monetary contribution model for their holiday food drive. You can still provide food, but monetary donations are welcomed on their website.

YOUTH HAVEN 

Boxes of Hope is a way to help the youth experiencing homelessness that YH supports. The $50 contribution Funds raised from each purchase will be used to buy items that our youth need including gift cards, gloves, winter hats, hygiene products, toiletries, bus tokens, and more!

DAVID BUSBY CENTER 

If you missed the virtual concert fundraiser this past weekend, you can still support the shelter through their weekly Catch The Ace fundraiser. 

WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S SHELTER

Besides monetary contributions, this year the shelter has gift items and gift packages you can purchase, with funds going to support the shelter’s work! Contact [email protected] for more information.

What Did You Think of Spread The Cheer Before Year’s End? Let us know if we missed any great causes!

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